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Burying the wren

By: REES-JONES, DERYN

1854115766 / 9781854115768
Paperback
821.914
15/09/2012
Stock expected by 03/04/2020
22 cm 72 p.
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In Burying the Wren Deryn Rees-Jones returns to familiar preoccupations but with a new clarity and maturity of vision.

With intense lyricism she calls on the Roethkean 'small things' of the universe -- truffles, slugs, trilobites, birds, stones, feathers, flowers, eggs -- which, mysterious, and magical as well as ordinary -- she sets up against loss.

Her sequence of 'Dogwoman' poems, which draws on the work of artist Paula Rego, is a an extended elegy to her late husband, the poet and critic Michael Murphy.

Above all these are poems of the body, "...the blue heartstopping pulse at the wrist", which are alive to the world and the transformative qualities of love.

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DCF Poetry by individual poets

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